Chautauqua: Modern Legends, Erma Bombeck

Category: Arts - Performing

Event Date:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Rossford Veterans Park
300 Madison
Toledo, OH 43460

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Julianne Jardine




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Ohio Humanities Presents Ohio Chautauqua 2018 in Rossford, Ohio

An Unforgettable Experience – And It’s FREE!!

If history was your favorite subject in school, or even if it wasn’t, you will be amazed and delighted when history comes to life before your very eyes in Rossford, Ohio June 19-23rd.  Northwest Ohio is very fortunate to have Ohio Humanities in Columbus, Ohio select Rossford as one of its four cities for the Ohio Chautauqua 2018 tour.  The theme for 2016 is “Modern Legends” featuring characters of note including politician and lawyer - Robert F. Kennedy, humorist and author - Erma Bombeck, labor leader and civil rights activist - Cesar Chavez, American writer, activist and feminist Betty Friedan and the first African-American general officer in the US Air Force – Benjamin O. Davis.

Building on the 19th-century tradition established on the shores of New York’s Chautauqua Lake, Ohio Chautauqua is a five-day community event that combines living history performances, music, education, and audience participation into a one-of-a-kind cultural event the entire community will enjoy.

Each evening, family, friends and visitors gather as live music fills the air in Veterans Park at the Marina, 300 Hannum Avenue with convenient parking and buses from Eagle Point School. Then, a talented performer appears on stage, bringing a historic figure to life through personal stories and historic detail.  With its warm, nostalgic vibe, this truly unique experience is sure to open minds and start conversations.  A daily schedule can be found online at or

Sponsors of Ohio Chautauqua 2018 in Rossford, Ohio include Ohio Humanities, the Rossford Convention & Visitors Bureau, TARTA, NAI Harmon Group, NSG Group/Pilkington, The Blade, La Prensa, The Sojourner’s Truth, Welch Publishing, Meijer Rossford, Camping World, the City of Rossford and the Rossford Library.

Food vendors including Country Lane BBQ and Marco’s Pizza nightly from 5-9 PM and Snowie Summers Shaved Ice and Roe’s Lemonade on Friday and Saturday.

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